This is a good chat with Doug Eck, of the Google Magenta project It’s a project I’ve been keeping an eye on, as it has a ton of potential. I’ve generated some melodies based on their Melody RNN - although i need to spend more time with it, as I’ve been more focussed on own generative algorithms.
Hmm, my granular synth hasn’t quite come together yet, but I’m learning a load.
This is a pretty informative (promo) video from Robert Henke/Monolake showcasing his ‘Granulator’ plugin for Ableton Live.
If i can get mine to sound anything like that i’ll be stoked!
Have you been watching season 3 of Twin Peaks? so fscking good!
This is kinda up there –
Memories Of Cindy Pt. 1
Memories Of Cindy Pt. 2
Looking forward to receiving the second volume in the mail.
This is a crazy awesome animation by Anthony Lombardo and John Chrostek –
“It is one-o-clock in the morning. You’ve had a long and tiresome day, and despite your best intentions, dozed off far before you meant to.
Asleep in the embrace of your old blue La-Z-Boy, you feel a flicker like a breeze full of static at room temperature. You awaken.
The television is still on.
Your eyes adjust. The feel of the room has changed. The space between the furniture grows wider, the hallway light seems a valley away. You are alone with the night.
The sharp hiss of static pulls you back. In your peripheral vision, what light remains dims and flickers as if bathing in the glow of the transmission. From some familiar depths, a song begins to play…“
I came across it via my friend Mat, who recorded a segment of the opening music.
Awesome video for awesome track!
Found via Ben’s blog
Here’s this week’s B0ardcast, broadcast on BFF.fm every friday.
Dhobi Fats - She Wants A Daisy
Betty And The Werewolves - Should I go to Glasgow?
Orange Juice - Poor Old Soul (Part 1)
halfsour - target practice (henry’s dress cover)
Japanther - All We Got Is Each Other (Peanucle)
Kitten Crisis - Yer Hair
Braves - True Feelings
peach kelli pop - Bat Wing
Plantains - Wendy
SadGirl - Lie Awake
Dream Whip - Beach Dreams
Santa Fe - Summer
Dante Elephante - Heartbeat
Literature - Dance Shoes
The Ocean Party - Went Out
The Zebras - I Have Decided
Failed Flowers - When You Said I Love You
ice cream social - bagel
Knight School - Pizza My Coat
QUARTERBACKS - LAST BOY
Wakes - GONZO
New Swears - Jon’s coke
Jabber - Maybe Next Year
Ladywolf - Die Tonight
No Age - Everybody’s Down
Attendant - Call Me Back
Pope - Gearbear
Super Soaked - I JUST WANNA DIE (fidlar cover)
Cool Mutants - Be Dumb
CHEAP WIG - Sleep Deprived
SPORTS - I Liked You Best
Gurr - Hey, my friend
Dog Legs - Things I’ll Never Be
Counter Culture - Feelin’ Fine
American Culture - Just Driving Around
Posse - 14 Days
Upset - Linus
Let’s Say We Did - Someday Somedays
Twig Palace - Where Land Meets Sky
Boomgates - Cartons and Cans
flout - Seagrams
Aunt Sis - Dr. Dahl
The BFGs - Fuss
Tullycraft - Leaders Of The New School
Milky Wimpshake - True Love/Youth
Mark Wynn - I’m Bob Ferris x3 (And You’re John Cale)
Aidan Moffat - The World Around Us
Here’s a link to the Mixcloud page with the past couple of B0ardcast shows and tracklistings..
Love this new video for Tense Men -
It’s all shot around Stoke Newington in London, super close to Pat’s old house.
Woop! I just got confirmation on friday that I’ll have a regular weekly 2 hour radio starting this tuesday on bff.fm - a recent new station out of here in San Francisco. Tune in - 2pm-4pm PST (10pm-Midnite UK) –
Oh man, just found this Hunx album from 2013 - i had seen this following video for Bad Skin but forgot about the album when it came out - this video is so disgusting and totally my anthem!
Was hard to cut two out from this selection, so here’s my top 12 for the past year, as usual a bit of a mix between the rock n roll and the electronic noise..
The Pastels – Slow Summit
The Spook School – Dress Up
Radiator Hospital – Something Wild
Zomby – With Love
Wyatt Blair – Banana Cream Dream
Four Tet – Beautiful Rewind
Basic House – Oats
Patricia – Body Issues
Colour Me Wednesday – I Thought It Was Morning
Fear Of Men – Early Fragments
Anna Hillburg – s/t
Dalglish – Niaiw Ot Vile
oh! scratch that, make it 13 then! How could i forget ma wedding singer?! The Hive Dwellers – Hewn From The Wilderness
First draft of my Record Store Bot is live over on Github - basically tying a Chatbot::Eliza style interface to Last.fm web services for an interactive (hopefully amusing) music recommendation bot.
Works surprisingly well - although only has one method at the moment..